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Waves of weed kicking up stench


Waves of weed kicking up stench

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EVEN MORE FRUSTRATING than the unsightliness of the sargassum weeds washed ashore at River Bay, St Lucy is the pungent odour from the decaying aquatic plant.

Residents told a SUNDAY SUN team that the stench was so pervasive that they were forced to invest loads of money in air fresheners in an attempt to mask the stink for a short while.

Many said they had tried to grin and bear the smell but they could do so no longer and are demanding that officials visit the area, evaluate the situation and deal with it.

Jermaine Johnson, whose house is nearest to the bay, said that the stench originated from a nearby gully, the flow from which was blocked by the seaweed. (SDB Media)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.